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New Teams cannot be set to start automatically

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Since I started using the New Teams I have not been able to toggle the setting to start the client automatically when I login to Windows.

When trying to click the setting nothing happens. There will not even be a tick in the box. If I switch back to the "old" teams, the setting is working. 

 

All the other settings can be toggled and working.

 

Ideas?

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Hi @Patrik_Lundberg,

You could try to follow these steps to see if it works:

  1. Open the Windows Run dialog (Windows Key + R).
  2. Copy the following path to the Run dialog, and then press Enter.
  3. %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  4. Open the Start Screen, right-click the Office program you want to automatically start, and click Open file location. This might be under the More submenu.
    a. Tip: If MS Team program isn’t listed, right-click the Start screen, and click All Apps.
  5. Copy (Ctrl + C) the Team shortcut and then paste (CTRL +V) it to the Startup folder you opened in Step 2.

Teams will automatically start the next time you start your computer. If you ever want to remove a program from autostart, delete the shortcut from the Startup folder (Steps 1 and 2).



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Leon Pavesic

This is a good workaround, but the point remains that the setting is there in the client but it doesn't work.

Hi @David King,

I have just tested the settings for the new Teams Desktop app on Windows 10 and it starts automatically. 

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You can try to update your version in the settings (if you haven't done that allready), then uncheck the "Teams starts automatically", close the Teams, then open it once again, check the setting "Teams starts automatically", the try to test it one more time.

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Leon Pavesic

Hello and thanks for your suggestion.
Since New Teams is a "Windows App" (a k a modern app), standard users are not allowed to browse the file system where the app are stored so you cannot do this with the New Teams app. What I want to get working is the settings GUI so that you can manage this setting within the app itself. I have other machines where this is working, but I have this one machine where I can't get it to work and I have tried but failed to solve it.

This is what fixed it for me:

  1. Right click new Teams in the Start menu (it appears as "Microsoft Teams (work or school)"
  2. Click App Settings
  3. Scroll down and click Terminate
  4. Click Repair
  5. Enable the toggle underneath Runs at log-in

Not sure if the repair was needed or not, but the toggle in the Teams app itself now works.

Thanks for your suggestion. Makes sense. On my machine the alternative to run at logon is missing for the New Teams app.
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Solution

After identifying that I didn't had the setting visible I started to think that there were some problem with Windows rather than New Teams. I searched and found this article:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/startup-app-in-menu-settings-is-missing-in-win...

The issue actually matched my machine. I also had a missing Startup App setting in the Settings App. I opened the registry I found that I were missing some of the mentioned keys.
First I added SupportUwpStartupTasks REG_DWORD 0x1. That solved the missing setting in the Settings app.
I opened the Startup App meny in the settings and I saw that New Teams were still grayed out. That wasn't the complete solution to the problem.
Second, I added SupportFullTrustStartupTasks REG_DWORD 0x1.
After I added this second registry key everything started to work as expected.

 

Also there are two additional keys that should be set:
EnableFullTrustStartupTasks REG_DWORD 0x2
EnableUwpStartupTasks REG_DWORD 0x2


Now I need to find out why these two keys were missing on my machine. My suspicion is that they were lost during upgrade from Windows 10 to WIndows 11, but we'll see about that.

Thanks for pushing me in the right direction so that I finally could find the solution.

@Patrik_Lundberg Thanks, this solution worked perfectly for one of our users.  We are running Windows 10 and have not upgraded to Windows 11 yet, so not sure going from 10 to 11 caused the issue.  In our case the checkbox to allow Teams to startup automatically was not grayed out, you just could not click the box.  Once the registry settings were added that were missing though, the user was able to check the box, restart his machine, and teams opens up automatically now.  Thanks again for this solution!

Why can't we have a shortcut? This is absolutely dumb. MICROSOFT, stop trying to be Apple. I want a shortcut because I use a folder on the toolbar with icons to open various apps. I hate the search feature and it's quicker for me to do this. How do we get a shortcut, no one has answered that question. I can't find the file location in my computer. If it's a webpage, fine, then what's the webpage? 

Your two first mentioned registry keys did it for me. Thanks!

I did have the checkbox but could not tick it.

@Patrik_Lundberg Click on the windows start logo, type teams, right click on te new teams, choose settings. There you can choose to start teams when logging in.

After that you can go to the teams settings and tick the box.

Go to task manager - details. There you can right click the new teams (when it's running) and open the the folder location
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best response confirmed by Patrik_Lundberg (Iron Contributor)
Solution

After identifying that I didn't had the setting visible I started to think that there were some problem with Windows rather than New Teams. I searched and found this article:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/startup-app-in-menu-settings-is-missing-in-win...

The issue actually matched my machine. I also had a missing Startup App setting in the Settings App. I opened the registry I found that I were missing some of the mentioned keys.
First I added SupportUwpStartupTasks REG_DWORD 0x1. That solved the missing setting in the Settings app.
I opened the Startup App meny in the settings and I saw that New Teams were still grayed out. That wasn't the complete solution to the problem.
Second, I added SupportFullTrustStartupTasks REG_DWORD 0x1.
After I added this second registry key everything started to work as expected.

 

Also there are two additional keys that should be set:
EnableFullTrustStartupTasks REG_DWORD 0x2
EnableUwpStartupTasks REG_DWORD 0x2


Now I need to find out why these two keys were missing on my machine. My suspicion is that they were lost during upgrade from Windows 10 to WIndows 11, but we'll see about that.

Thanks for pushing me in the right direction so that I finally could find the solution.

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